Writing Apps and Websites

These apps and websites cover several of the skills that kids need to become strong writers. Whether you have a preschooler just learning to form letters or an older kid who's learning the the finer points of constructing stories and self-expression through writing, you'll find excellent learning tools on our list.

Browse Writing Apps and Websites

AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Easy-to-play games are great practice for pre-readers.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Great for pre-readers to early spellers, but can get spendy.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Build (and hear) simple stories by filling in the blanks.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Electric Company app helps kids learn to express emotions.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kids learn to write via practicing, mirroring, publishing.
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Devices: iPad
(2015)
AGE
6
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Create beautiful books to share online and in print.
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URL: http://www.storybird.com
(2012)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Very cool app asks questions, creates stories from answers.
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Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Kid reporters (and readers) get schooled in journalism.
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URL: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/press_corps/index.asp
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Dynamo site for girls has priorities right.
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URL: http://www.newmoon.com/
(2008)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Teen writers express themselves on supportive social site.
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URL: http://www.figment.com
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Online community empowers teen poets; use privacy settings.
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URL: http://www.powerpoetry.org
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Site challenges teens to summarize their lives in six words.
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URL: http://smithteens.com
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
LEARNING
Creative, supportive forum for teens to share their work.
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URL: http://www.teenink.com
(2009)